Just wanna thank CJ and his crew for their hard work on the event. We know what it's like trying to run an OP, I think they did the best they could considering the sheer number of players, the AO limitations, etc. We realize that comms (and unfortunately sometimes, honor) starts to break down with this many people. It's generally better to keep it as simple as possible.
The stationary regens can be a good thing. In the past LC's we've done this, plus had roving "Medivac" vehicles to help people back & fourth. Many times in the past I've double-timed back to regen, then on the way back we found ourselves in a rare opportunistic position and were able to get some extra points or just put some hurt on the other guys. The problem I think is players get tired and can't make it back to the regen point. Then when they get there, they sit around for another 10-30 minutes. Well, no offense... but you get out what you put in. PT more and remember that it isn't just about shooting BB's... sometimes it can have a little bit of suck in it too. If you tough it out, you'll feel much better about yourself at the end of a hard weekend, I can guarantee you that.
For this event, we tell our guys that if they got hit, to sit or lie down (in nearest shade and out of the line of fire) and reload mags while waiting for another squadmate to die, then both wait 5 mins (reloading mags, drinking water, and eating a snack), then head back to regen as a buddy team (preferably double time). When they regened they were to pick up any more squad mates at the regen point, radio for our position, then head straight back to us. At least then, they were not wandering around alone and getting lost. It doesn't always work, sometimes just one guy gets hit with a stray round or something, but more often then not it does.
Mobile regens and wound rags can work, but they rely heavily on players being honorable.Some people just pull off their wound rags when they think nobody is looking - we've seen it in past events & on both sides. Also some players (even non-designated medics) simply run up and "tap" their downed team mate and then run off together back in the game. They may think that since they don't see a staff member it's OK. We've also seen mobile regen people moving their regens closer or even taking the regen to the dead players. It's sad, but the more people you get in one place the more of this you'll see. CJ's crew had a ton of staff out there which was good, but It's tough to say if he'd have enough to watch over the mobile regens and medics too.
I would have liked to see more specialized missions, and better intel on them (2nd year in a row we went to the proper location, secured the area, and the intel was nowhere to be found). At least for my squad we are always looking for a challenge so "just go shoot some green guys" doesn't really utilize our specific... talents...
. Maybe next time there will be some better jobs for us to do.
Just my $0.02. All-in-all we had a great time. Thanks again to everyone that made it happen.